For Families

Play & Learn: In Gallery, at Home and Outside!

Take a look at our new activities, Reach , DIY Board Game and Coming out to Play?

Our new exhibitions are open! Meriem Bennani: Life On the CAPS and Assemble + Schools of Tomorrow: The Place We Imagine

Meriem's films follow the inhabitants of a fictional island in the middle of the Atlantic. Themes of privacy, protest and public gathering emerge through playful animations.

Assemble have created a series of large-scale play sculptures, one of which was developed in dialogue with children from three local schools. They have created a design for and by the city’s children. Each Saturday between 12 - 1pm you are invited to participate in Reach to leave your own fingerprint in gold as part of the installation.

Pick up one of our Sensory Family Explorer bags to help you explore in the galleries and around the building.

You will find a member of our Play & Learn Team in the gallery most Saturday and Sunday's, between 11:00 - 15:00.

So come join us, and let’s go and play. It's hard to resist!

If you prefer to make at home, see the selection of activities below or all our activities are here. There are lots of activites to do at home to keep you busy. You could also take a look at our Virtual Reality tour of past exhibitions and related activites.

Be sure to share your ‘in Gallery, at Home and Outside!’ experience on our social media, at #NCmaking so we can see what amazing ways you have tried our activities.

We'd love to hear what you think. Who knows, you could join our team of kid creatives!